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by paul merson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Season review to date
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Season review to date

With the lack of marking players in todays game I wonder if that is what is being taught on coaching courses I say that because you see a lot of goals in the A league as well where you will have up to 4 defenders inside the 18 yd box not marking anyone while there are two or sometimes three attacke...
by paul merson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Player Power vs Club decision
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Player Power vs Club decision

That last post was a response for Sportsbird btw.

As for the original post, once you set an example of bowing to player power you then change the mind set of future coaches, all of a sudden keeping players happy over takes your game plan & winning, disaster.
by paul merson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Player Power vs Club decision
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Player Power vs Club decision

Adelaide city are top & have a +45 goal difference & you think it’s a conspiracy that AC has 10 players in an elite women’s program, not enough players from the bottom clubs for your liking?
This is probably your most stupid post yet.
by paul merson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Referees
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Referees

Fair effort by the refs doing 2 games straight, concentrating for 90 mins is hard enough, then chuck the running in on top of that.

As a gk I dont think I could have stayed switched on for 180 minutes.
by paul merson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Referees
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Referees

Bomber wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:00 pm
paul merson wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:16 pm
So will I be frowned upon for offering the referee some 'top up cash' before the game?
Has it stopped you before?







;-)
No but I thought we could turn this into some good publicity! 8)

I think the referees have had enough of my tips Knightsmulti!!
by paul merson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Referees
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Referees

So will I be frowned upon for offering the referee some 'top up cash' before the game?
by paul merson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: HJ TEMPLIN PRESEASON CUP 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 8699

Re: HJ TEMPLIN PRESEASON CUP 2020

I have to say, for the majority Saasl have done a good job navigating through this period, but I cant for the life of me get my head around not being able to play a team outside our group in a friendly game, its not like were trying to tee up a trial game with South Melbourne, we were wanting to pla...
by paul merson
Sun May 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Season 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 8922

Re: Season 2020

GOMER PYLE wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Preseason was a massive waste because what you would have achieved in preseason is long gone !!
Depends what you did during preseason, if all you did was running then yes it probably is.
by paul merson
Sun May 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Season 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 8922

Re: Season 2020

Like everyone I’d like a full home & away season but I’m glad I’m glad they’ve gone down this path rather than a hybrid league season & awarding the league trophy.

At least competing football will be back & we haven’t wasted a preseason.
by paul merson
Thu May 14, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Season 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 8922

Re: Season 2020

Mejor, due to ground sharing arrangements, protecting the pitch & a bit of choice, we only train once per week, we cant use our pitch until round 1 so Preseason every year needs to be away from the club, you can always make do. Metro did preseason at West Beach whilst their pitch was being laid, pla...
by paul merson
Wed May 13, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Season 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 8922

Re: Season 2020

The association need to start being creative, to allow an 18 game season to be completed. Yep no cup - agree! However, let's take Sunday Div 1 for example. You have PHE, Vale, Gardens, Ghan and West Beach?? who have cricket at their complex. Now, why can't the league structure the fixture list so t...
by paul merson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Adel Utd Coach to be Offered Further Contract Extension
Replies: 73
Views: 6587

Re: Adel Utd Coach to be Offered Further Contract Extension

With the relationship I have with Sarah she would bring this sort of thing up with me, have to ask her at training.
by paul merson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: 2020 Cichanowski Shield
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: 2020 Cichanowski Shield

haywood djablowme wrote:Is he the guy who Mori let go..??

After his performance Brahma have most probably come knocking..

Congrats Mers and BOSA on the win


Yes, did preseason at White City.
I think a few have.

Thanks mate
by paul merson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: 2020 Cichanowski Shield
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: 2020 Cichanowski Shield

BeNatural wrote:BOSA 5
Brahma Lodge 3


is Ousmanou Mohamadou this guy? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ousmanou_Mohamadou


Yeh
by paul merson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: FFA Cup 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: FFA Cup 2020

Bluefrog wrote:Paul Merson - all the best to you and your team this weekend as well.

Cheers!
by paul merson
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: FFA Cup 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: FFA Cup 2020

Spot on Bluefrog, as someone with a foot on each side of the fence it’s fantastic to see all the amatuer sides having a crack, and yes I got to be on the end of one of the biggest upsets of all, but that’s what makes cup football what is, good luck to all on your ‘magic of the cup’ runs!
by paul merson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Adel Utd Coach to be Offered Further Contract Extension
Replies: 73
Views: 6587

Re: Adel Utd Coach to be Offered Further Contract Extension

Pretty naïve for you to ask me for names of clubs who do. I think you would be far better asking who doesn’t. Given my experience represents a small sample size, junior and women’s fees have bolstered the men’s game fees. Ask yourself, up until recent times, how many players in the WNPL were gettin...
by paul merson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Adel Utd Coach to be Offered Further Contract Extension
Replies: 73
Views: 6587

Re: Adel Utd Coach to be Offered Further Contract Extension

Hey Sportsbird. Excellent post and you raise a lot of things I've always supported and suggested needs doing. Again as I said in a another post, A League is a very poor and soulless competition> Standard is appalling and sadly W league teams will get Zero by way of support. Look at the local WNPL/N...
by paul merson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Lady Reds - Wooden Spooners
Replies: 46
Views: 8153

Re: Lady Reds - Wooden Spooners

A good coach would arrange for a group of local talent and coach them throughout the year ready for the big league and then top up with overseas/interstate talent. Not the other way round. Pretty sure that's what Ivan has been requesting for a couple of years now. Would NPL coaches/clubs be happy h...
by paul merson
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Para Hills West Pre season
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Para Hills West Pre season

Thanks Ika & all at PHW for organizing & hosting today, great day, bbq was quality!!

All the best guys!
by paul merson
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Heather Garriock as new Adelaide United Head Coach
Replies: 12
Views: 1745

Re: Heather Garriock as new Adelaide United Head Coach

coaches like @HeatherGarriock are the reason @WLeague is a joke .. using @CanberraUnited as a tool to develop her little young faves, while punishing the team by leaving out better players .. her imports are furious and won't be back .. it's not a development comp Heather darling good players keep ...
by paul merson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Not long before AUFC-W season ends
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: Not long before AUFC-W season ends

Then what happens? A- Clear the decks. Put the local girls out to pasture for a long rest in WNPL. And please. No more gold passes to NTC players. It's wrong and they're years away from playing at WNPL let alone W league. Billy the kid, I agree with your comments, but not all the locals. Firstly, t...
by paul merson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: AUWFC Vs WSW
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: AUWFC Vs WSW

Thanks PM. well said Putting away the chances is what determines a top 4 (finals) and being out of the finals....for 11 years in succession. It'snot an easy problem to resolve because if it were, everyone would be battling to finish top. I see our issues are to recruit/attract the right player to f...
by paul merson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: AUWFC Vs WSW
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: AUWFC Vs WSW

I agree Sportsbird. yes too late in the season. One win is probably long over due (over 365 days in fact). Do we still think this is ok? Incidentally, I am very concerned with the W League and the number of top end Australian players whom are leaving before the season ends Or have elected not to pl...
by paul merson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Head Coach Needs to Resign
Replies: 40
Views: 3952

Re: Head Coach Needs to Resign

The women won???? Weber should of had a hattrick, mind you. Great first half, defence looked solid until last 10 mins of game where they conceded to very late goals. Other than the Victory game theyve created a lot of chances each game, its just in the first half this week they finished them, secon...
by paul merson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Head Coach Needs to Resign
Replies: 40
Views: 3952

Re: Head Coach Needs to Resign

Bizarrely, it should have been an absolute belting, disappointing ending but great result. Dawb’s goal was quality, beautiful finish. Webber’s counter attacking was lightning, just needs to stay onside, Nice brace but should have buried WSW early in the second half. Pressing by AU was excellent WSW ...
by paul merson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Head Coach Needs to Resign
Replies: 40
Views: 3952

Re: Head Coach Needs to Resign

Mattrish has less experience coaching females than Ivan.
by paul merson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Head Coach Needs to Resign
Replies: 40
Views: 3952

Re: Head Coach Needs to Resign

Yes, I have targeted coaches in the past due to the way the players are managed and this goes back to the previous and current coaches who think they can treat female athletes the same way as the males. oh my...... :oops: :oops: :oops: you just set the feminist and the 'me too' movement back 50 yea...
by paul merson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Head Coach Needs to Resign
Replies: 40
Views: 3952

Re: Head Coach Needs to Resign

I don't think S Bird has dropped a load on Ivan & Co and has provided his/her observations about the state of the team based on the results the least 2-3 seasons, the decision making of the coach pre-post-during the season re: players selections, player positions and tactics. I cannot argue. PM yes...
by paul merson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Head Coach Needs to Resign
Replies: 40
Views: 3952

Re: Head Coach Needs to Resign

Well Michael, what about the players that have to deal with the wrath from Ivan week in and week out.
What a load of cabernet.

This is starting to remind me of a 'If only you knew what we know' moment.

Good job on avoiding all the questions I asked.